Excerpt from Materia Medica: Complete VolumeWhat is meant by the Term Pharmacology?It is the science which treats of the actions of drugs both physiologically and pathologically.What is meant by Therapeutics?It is the science of curingMoreExcerpt from Materia Medica: Complete VolumeWhat is meant by the Term Pharmacology?It is the science which treats of the actions of drugs both physiologically and pathologically.What is meant by Therapeutics?It is the science of curing disease, and may be Rational, e.g.
when we understand the nature of the disease and the pharmacological action of the drug- or it may be Empirical, e.g. when we do not know why a remedy is efficient.Alkaloids.Define Alkaloids.They are active nitrogenous of organic compounds, and have an alkaline reaction, combining with acids to form salts.
They are compound ammonias, because they contain nitrogen, combined with something chemically equivalent to the three hydrogen atoms of ammonia. They are sparingly soluble in water, and constitute the physiologically active part of the plant. Their Latin names end ina- the English termination being ine.Enumerate the Official Alkaloids.Aconitina, Atropina, Caffeina, Cocaina, Codeina, Strychnina.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
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